His career with Bayern Munich certainly didn't end the way that he or the club would have preferred, but Lukas Raeder appears to have found the club to start the second stage of his career. According to reports, the goalkeeper will be heading to Portugal to sign with Vitoria Setubal.
The 20 year old goalkeeper is expected to become the number one at Setubal. The club finished 7th in the Primeira Liga last season, missing out on the Europa League by only six points. This is a big step up for Raeder from Bayern Munich II, but as he showed last season when filling in for Manuel Neuer, he could very well be up for the challenge.
Unfortunately for Raeder, his Bayern career will most likely be remembered for his horrendous gaffe in the final minute of the Regionalliga playoff against Fortuna Köln. With only seconds remaining, Raeder saw the ball slip through his hands, allowing for Fortuna to grab the goal which would see them advance. The result doomed Bayern II to another season in the Regionalliga.
Raeder becomes the second Bayern II player to head to Portugal this summer on a free transfer. The first was Kevin Friesenbichler. The forward reached an agreement with Benfica earlier in the summer.